Margaret Helton, MD, MPH

Margaret Helton, MD, will assume the role of Interim Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, effective June 1, 2019.

“Dr. Helton, over the years, has been a key leader in advancing our top ranked Family Medicine department across all missions. With her at the helm as Interim Chair, I am confident she will continue to advance the Family Medicine strategic plan, and invest well in faculty, staff, and learners,” said Cristy Page, School of Medicine executive dean.

Helton’s administrative appointments with the UNC Department of Family Medicine include: Vice Chair for Clinical Excellence, Associate Chair for Faculty Affairs, Director of Career Development Fellowship, Director of Operations, and Director of Maternal and Child Health. Helton currently serves as the medical director for Carol Woods Retirement Community. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and completed her family medicine residency and fellowship in geriatrics at the University of North Carolina.

The current Family Medicine Chair, Dr. Cristy Page, assumed the role of Executive Dean in winter 2019. Dr. Stephanie Davis will Chair the search committee for the next Chair of Family Medicine.